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Blaine Boyer

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2015 Stats

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2-3

ERA

2.39

WHIP

1.22

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17

SV

1

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Boyer returned to the States last season after spending part of 2013 in Japan, joining the Padres on a minor league deal in January. He was unable to secure a bullpen spot during spring training, but ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   DOB: 7/11/1981   BORN: Atlanta, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Twins in January of 2015 that includes an invite to spring training.

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Boyer threw a scoreless ninth inning to record his first save of the season in Saturday's win over Toronto. Closer Glen Perkins was unavailable due to a tired arm, the Associated Press reports.

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Blaine Boyer Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 22 A MYR 28 28 0 154.0 138 51 4 95 49 10 10 0 2.98 1.21
2005 23 AA MIS 14 7 0 44.3 61 26 4 35 18 2 4 0 5.28 1.78
2005 23 MAJ ATL 43 0 0 37.7 32 13 1 33 17 4 2 0 3.11 1.30
2006 24 AAA RIC 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2006 24 MAJ ATL 2 0 0 0.7 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 40.50 7.50
2007 25 AAA RIC 21 12 0 73.3 76 35 1 62 50 4 3 2 4.30 1.72
2007 25 MAJ ATL 5 0 0 5.3 10 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 3.38 2.06
2008 26 MAJ ATL 76 0 0 72.0 73 47 10 67 25 2 6 1 5.88 1.36
2009 27 MAJ ATL 3 0 0 1.3 3 6 0 2 3 0 1 0 40.50 4.50
2009 27 MAJ ARI 30 0 0 37.0 39 11 0 18 12 0 1 0 2.68 1.38
2009 27 MAJ STL 15 0 0 16.3 14 8 1 9 5 0 0 0 4.41 1.16
2009  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ ATL/ARI/STL 48 0 0 54.7 56 25 1 29 20 0 2 0 4.12 1.39
2010 28 AAA REN 5 0 0 6.0 5 1 0 9 1 1 0 2 0 0 1.50 1.00
2010 28 MAJ ARI 54 0 0 57.0 59 27 3 29 29 3 2 0 4 5 4.26 1.54
2011 29 A+ PAL 4 3 0 10.2 6 6 1 11 3 1 1 0 0 0 5.06 0.88
2011 29 AAA MEM 4 4 0 16.0 34 24 5 5 9 0 2 0 0 0 13.50 2.69
2011 29 AAA IND 4 0 0 8.0 14 12 3 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 2.88
2011 29 MAJ NYM 5 0 0 6.7 13 8 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 10.80 2.10
2013 31 AAA OMA 13 0 0 15.0 15 5 3 18 3 0 1 1 0 0 3.00 1.20
2014 32 AAA EL 24 0 0 28.0 26 10 2 27 6 1 2 6 0 0 3.21 1.14
2014 32 MAJ SD 32 0 0 40.3 34 16 2 29 8 0 1 0 0 5 3.57 1.04
2015 33 MAJ MIN 39 0 0 37.7 36 10 3 17 10 2 3 1 2 14 2.39 1.22
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3-Year Averages     32 0 0 40.3 34 16 2 29 8 0 1 0 0 5 3.57 1.04
Career  (View All)     304 0 0 312.0 317 151 22 208 112 11 18 3 4.36 1.38

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Blaine Boyer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 4 @KC 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.39 1.22
Jul. 3 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.41 1.21
Jun. 30 @Cin 0.3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.48 1.24
Jun. 28 @Mil 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 2.50 1.19
Jun. 27 @Mil 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.31 1.17
Jun. 24 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.34 1.18
Jun. 22 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.41 1.19
Jun. 20 ChC 0.7 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.48 1.19
Jun. 18 StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.25 1.09
Jun. 16 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.32 1.10
Jun. 9 KC 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.40 1.10
Jun. 6 Mil 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.17 1.10
Jun. 5 Mil 0.7 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.30 1.13
Jun. 3 @Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.03 1.13
May. 31 Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.10 1.17
May. 30 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.19 1.18
May. 26 Bos 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 2.28 1.23
May. 25 Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.35 1.17
May. 23 @CWS 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.45 1.18
May. 20 @Pit 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 2.49 1.20
May. 19 @Pit 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.18 1.11
May. 16 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.37 1.21
May. 15 TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 2.50 1.28
May. 13 @Det 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.65 1.29
May. 12 @Det 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.76 1.35
May. 7 Oak 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.14 1.33
May. 4 Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.29 1.32
May. 2 CWS 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.55 1.34
Last 14 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
5.7 8 5 2 0 3 3 0 1 0 0-1 0 1 3 3.18 1.94
Last 30 Days
14 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
12.0 12 7 4 1 4 6 0 1 0 1-2 0 1 4 3.00 1.33
Last 60 Days
28 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
25.3 22 8 5 2 7 11 0 3 0 1-2 1 2 13 1.78 1.14

Blaine Boyer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201558859300.173
2014636318212.305

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015969527813.303
201497235161000.178

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201521.722113511.250.97
201420.000015503.151.10

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201516.00104523.941.56
201420.301014323.980.98
Blaine Boyer Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 22 A MYR 28 28 154.0 5.55 2.86 1.94 0.23 74.3% 2.98 3.26 .283
2005 23 AA MIS 14 7 44.3 7.11 3.65 1.94 0.81 70.7% 5.28 4.15 .388
2005 23 MAJ ATL 43 0 37.7 7.88 4.06 1.94 0.24 75% 3.11 3.19 .297
2006 24 AAA RIC 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2006 24 MAJ ATL 2 0 .7 0.00 13.50 0.00 0.00 1.00 40% 40.50 7.85 .680
2007 25 AAA RIC 21 12 73.3 7.61 6.14 1.24 0.12 72.8% 4.30 4.02 .341
2007 25 MAJ ATL 5 0 5.3 5.06 1.69 3.00 0.00 2.00 81.8% 3.38 2.66 .454
2008 26 MAJ ATL 76 0 72.0 8.38 3.13 2.68 1.25 1.07 58% 93.8 MPH 5.88 4.22 .317
2009 27 MAJ ATL 3 0 1.3 13.50 20.25 0.67 0.00 2.86 0% 93.7 MPH 40.50 7.18 .630
2009 27 MAJ ARI 30 0 37.0 4.38 2.92 1.50 0.00 2.86 78.4% 93.7 MPH 2.68 3.23 .311
2009 27 MAJ STL 15 0 16.3 4.96 2.76 1.80 0.55 2.86 61.1% 93.7 MPH 4.41 3.84 .260
2009  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ ATL/ARI/STL 48 0 54.7 4.77 3.29 1.45 0.16 2.86 68% 93.7 MPH 4.12 3.51 .305
2010 28 AAA REN 5 0 6.0 13.50 1.50 9.00 0.00 83.3% 1.50 0.70 .387
2010 28 MAJ ARI 54 0 57.0 4.58 4.58 1.00 0.47 3.42 71.8% 94.6 MPH 4.26 4.45 .298
2011 29 A+ PAL 4 3 10.2 9.71 2.65 3.67 0.88 37.5% 5.06 3.20 .220
2011 29 AAA MEM 4 4 16.0 2.81 5.06 0.56 2.81 50% 13.50 8.51 .420
2011 29 AAA IND 4 0 8.0 9.00 10.13 0.89 3.38 55% 13.50 9.82 .430
2011 29 MAJ NYM 5 0 6.7 1.35 1.35 1.00 2.70 2.43 50% 93.0 MPH 10.80 7.70 .382
2013 31 AAA OMA 13 0 15.0 10.80 1.80 6.00 1.80 86.7% 3.00 4.00 .331
2014 32 AAA EL 24 0 28.0 8.68 1.93 4.50 0.64 73.3% 3.21 2.95 .316
2014 32 MAJ SD 32 0 40.3 6.47 1.79 3.63 0.45 1.38 65% 93.1 MPH 3.57 3.00 .274
2015 33 MAJ MIN 39 0 37.7 4.06 2.39 1.70 0.72 1.67 83.7% 93.0 MPH 2.39 4.13 .270
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 6.98 2.86 2.44 0.91 74.3% 3.61 0.72 .294
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.5 6.98 2.89 2.42 0.89 74.2% 3.61 3.89 .294
Rest Of Season     0 0 25.6 6.98 2.88 2.42 0.88 74.2% 3.61 3.88 .295
3-Year Averages     32 0 40.3 6.47 1.79 3.63 0.45 65% 3.57 3.00 .274
Career     304 0 312.0 6.00 3.23 1.86 0.63 68.3% 4.36 3.90 .305

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2015 Stat Review for Blaine Boyer    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.70 K/BB
TERRIBLE
4.06 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.39 BB/9
GOOD
93.0 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.7 HR/9
WEAK
1.67 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.39 ERA
GOOD
1.22 WHIP
WEAK
4.13 FIP
POOR
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.270 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
83.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Blaine Boyer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Boyer retired both batters he faced in Wednesday's win over Detroit to extend his scoreless streak to 14 innings and lower his ERA to 2.65.

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Boyer threw 1.1 scoreless innings of relief in extra innings to earn his first win since 2010 in Friday's victory over Cleveland.

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Boyer gave up three runs and four hits, including a home run, without retiring a batter in Sunday's loss to the White Sox. He's given up six runs and 11 hits in three innings this season.

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Boyer was added to Minnesota's 40-man roster, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

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Boyer looks set to make the Minnesota bullpen after Ryan Pressly and Michael Tonkin were sent to Triple-A, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Boyer has made a strong impression this spring and remains in the mix for a bullpen role, manager Paul Molitor told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Boyer has given up two runs in six innings with three strikeouts and one walk.

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Boyer signed a minor league deal with the Twins on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training.

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Boyer was designated for assignment by the Padres on Thursday.

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Boyer picked up his third hold of the season Wednesday against the Rockies, recording the final out of the eighth inning in the 5-3 victory.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2011

Boyer had a front-row seat in the D-Backs' bullpen debacle last season, making 54 appearances and having the good fortune to escape those outings with a 4.26 ERA despite a free pass issued for every batter he fanned. There has been nothing from him over the last two seasons to suggest he will repeat the 8.4 K/9IP mark from his 2008 season with the Braves and the more recent trends here suggest Triple-A or a new organization are more likely than a long-term place in the D-Backs' plans. If you are handicapping the closer situation in Arizona on draft day, pick another pony.

2010

On the surface, it appears that a heavy workload in Atlanta may have caught up to Boyer, as his strikeout rate dipped from 8.4 K/9IP in 2008 to 4.8 in 2009 over stops in Atlanta, St. Louis and Arizona. Despite missing fewer bats, Boyer gave up just one home run last season after surrendering 10 in 76 appearances (72 innings) in 2008. He'll be among the cast competing for a bullpen spot with the D-Backs during spring training, but he's never put together a strong enough season in a setup role to merit consideration as a staff filler.

2009

Boyer did not pitch after Sept. 17 as he struggled in the second half due to his high workload. He was among the National League leaders in appearances during the first half and posted a 3.93 ERA, but struggled with an 11.17 ERA in the second half. Boyer strikes out batters at a good rate (8.38 K/9IP) with strong control (67:25 K:BB ratio). He'll be a key set-up man for the Braves, but his overuse could negatively impact his 2009 performance.

2008

After a tantalizing major league debut in 2005 with 33 strikeouts in 35 innings, Boyer missed all of 2006 with shoulder surgery and then spent most of 2007 at Triple-A Richmond. While his decent strikeout rate returned after the surgery, he struggled with his control (over six walks per nine innings at Triple-A). He'll need better command to find success in the majors, but he'll contend for a spot in the bullpen as he's out of options.

2007

Boyer hurt his shoulder at the end of the 2005 season, and then had a setback that required surgery and caused him to miss all off 2006. Boyer had a tantalizing major league debut in 2005 with 33 strikeouts in 35 innings before getting hurt. He walks a few too many batters to think he'll be a star in the bullpen, but he could carve out a sizable role if healthy this spring.

2006

Aided by a move to the bullpen in the middle of the season, Boyer increased his strikeout rate in his first year at Double-A. Promoted to an Atlanta team desperate for middle relief help, Boyer continued to look sharp with a 33 strikeouts in 35 innings before being shut down for a sore shoulder in September. He walks a few too many batters to repeat his early success, but he'll likely leave spring training with a job in the middle of the bullpen and is someone to keep an eye on.

2005

Boyer had a strong ERA for high Single-A Myrtle Beach and was protected on the 40-man roster, but his strikeout rates don't indicate he'll have great success at the next level. There are better pitching prospects in the Braves system.